Fort Dearborn Acquires FetterGroup's Paint and Coatings Label Business
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL—February 28, 2013—Fort Dearborn has announced that it has acquired the assets of FetterGroup’s paint and coatings label business.
Fort Dearborn is a leading supplier of cut and stack, pressure-sensitive, roll-fed and shrink-sleeve labels; and is the largest supplier of cut and stack labels in North America. “The acquisition is a logical fit for Fort Dearborn and reinforces our commitment to the paint and coatings label market,” said Fort Dearborn CEO Jeff Brezek. “Fetter has a long track record of building solutions that address many of the unique needs inherent in the paint and coatings marketplace and therefore we are very excited to add their capabilities to ours and create a more robust solutions offering for this end market.”
Fort Dearborn’s management team is experienced in executing and integrating acquisitions effectively and expects the addition of Fetter’s label business to contribute to Fort Dearborn’s near-term and ongoing success as the housing market recovers.
“I am confident that this will be a seamless and transparent transition for our customers, and our respective teams are committed to this goal,” said Terry Gill, FetterGroup president and CEO. “It is a change-intensive industry and Fort Dearborn is experienced with the distinct needs and customer requirements of this market. This sale allows us to focus our energy on creating the most visually stunning mobile device cases, and other custom products, within our dye sublimation segment. Fort Dearborn was a natural and strategic choice when we chose to exit the label business.”
Brezek also adds that he is thrilled to make this acquisition and better serve the market, as well as expand his company's capabilities for all Fort Dearborn customers. “As a platform company, we will continue to pursue acquisitions that broaden our product and service offerings and deliver unparalleled value to our customers.”
About Fort Dearborn Company
Fort Dearborn is a leading supplier of high-impact decorative labels for the beverage, food, household products, nutraceutical, paint and coatings, personal care, private label/retail and spirits markets. The company provides cut and stack, pressure-sensitive, roll-fed and shrink sleeve labels across multiple print technologies including digital, flexographic, offset lithographic and rotogravure. Headquartered in Illinois, the company has ten operating divisions in North America, employing nearly 1,200 associates.
FetterGroup of Louisville, KY, creates memorable products for the world’s most memorable brands and organizations. We provide the canvas to make emotional connections with consumers and supporters. We manufacture visually stunning products on plastic, metal, glass and paper. We distribute our personalized products across the United States and across the globe.
Source: Fort Dearborn.